On Jan. 1, 1892, Annie Moore, a 15-year old girl from County Cork, Ireland, was the first immigrant to land at Ellis Island, America’s newest immigration processing center. The hope of making a better life elsewhere seized millions of people in Europe in the 1800s. They began to think of leaving home. But where could they go? And how? And what might happen when they got there? How would they live in a strange place among new people?
Diegueño Country School recently presented a visual journey in song, dance, and personal interviews taken from this invaluable era of American history. Visit www.diegueno.com. Photos/Jon Clark